International Education Week 2014
University of St. Thomas

International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative through the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. The week celebrates global education and awareness on campuses nationwide. The University of St. Thomas has participated in IEW for several years, and this year the week lands on November 17th-21st.

Monday, November 17th

IEW Kickoff: International Fashion Show

O’Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium 6:30pm-8:00pm

The red carpet, the paparazzi, and “mocktails”! Members of the UST community present their traditional dress and modern fashions from their home countries or study abroad destinations.

Tuesday, November 18th

International Fair

Campus Way in the Anderson Student Center


Explore the world right here at UST!  Booths from many different countries respresented by UST and ELS students. 


International Trivia Night

Dancing Ganesha Restaurant, Minneapolis (located on the 11th St. & Harmon Place)


Come and test your worldly knowledge at the International Trivia Night at Dancing Ganesha!  Make a team of 4-6 people and sign up with Kendall Clements.
*Open to students, staff and faculty.

Wednesday, November 19th

International Leadership Program Speaker

Minneapolis campus Thornton Auditorium, Terrence Murphy Hall


 The International Leadership Program is pleased to host a leading expert in the field of global education, Dana Mortenson, co-founder and executive director of World Savvy. 

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Thursday, November 20th

CultureLink Tea Presentation: China

Koch Commons


Join UST international student as he presents stories and facts about his country!  Tea and snacks will be served.

Friday, November 21st

Football (Soccer) Tournament

O’Shaughnessey Stadium (Rain site: McCarthy Gym)


UST students compete for the title in the world’s game!  Join the world's favorite pastime and play against other Tommies and ELS students.  Champions of the tournament will win a prize; beverages are provided.  Teams will consist of seven or eight people.  Sign up as a team or as an individual to be placed on a team.  Email the team roster or your name to Scott Carpenter.  Team names and uniform are encouraged. 

GMSA CultureFest

O’Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium


The Globally Minded Student Organization (GMSA) presents a celebration of the cultures represented at UST. 


For questions, please contact International Student Services at (651) 962-6650 or

Sponsored by: ELS Language Center, International Education Center, International Student  Services, Office of Service Learning & Civic Engagement, and International Leadership Program